Q

Problems connecting to the Internet via a DHCP server

I'm from Spain. I have a LMDS connection by DHCP server, and sometimes the system provides an IP 169.xxx.xxx.xxx. I can't connect to the Internet. Is it necessary to uninstall Service Pack 2 to get the Internet connection to work?
The 169.xxx.xxx.xxx is considered a "link local" address which is reserved for situations such as when a DHCP server cannot be found. My first question is: Was your Internet connection working before applying SP2? If so, then something within it could certainly be the culprit. You could try to remove it or remove it and re-install it to see what happens. But first, try disabling the Windows Firewall and rebooting (you should also be able to run ipconfig/renew from a command prompt). Also, disable any other software that could be filtering network traffic you may have loaded (personal firewall, newer anti-virus software, etc). Finally, confirm with your LMDS provider that you're in fact getting a proper connection to the network, as it could be physical layer network issues that are causing this.
This was first published in January 2005

Dig Deeper

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchVirtualDesktop

SearchWindowsServer

SearchExchange

Close